IRCA news

Thursday 16 June 2016

Media release 

Improving availability and affordability of services, setting
minimum service standards and guarantees, advancing digital
literacy and empowerment remain key priorities to bridge the digital divide between the bush and metropolitan areas.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

IRCA has released a Call for Government Support for the Indigenous Media Sector in the context of Election 2016.  IRCA is inviting the major political parties to respond to eight Key Questions about funding and support for the sector.  

The Key Questions are:

Thursday 12 May 2016

IRCA Board and staff extends their congratulations to Neil Turner on reaching an incredible milestone of 20 years as Manager at PAKAM.  Neil has made a huge contribution to the remote Indigenous media sector since its earliest years. 

Tuesday 3 May 2016

YUENDUMU homes are without a television signal – and have been for months and years – because the Federal Government made no repair and maintenance plan to accompany the digital switchover, locals say.

Residents of remote communities have needed a satellite dish and set-top box – the Viewer Access Satellite Television system – to pick up free to air channels since the analog signal was switched off in 2013.

But these components are more complex to fix or replace than the antennas of the analog era.

Monday 18 April 2016

The Board, staff and membership of Indigenous Remote Communications Association send their sympathy to the family and friends of long-time broadcaster, activist and land rights leader Tiga Bayles.